JRC News

  1. 9 Jun 2016

    The Official Journal of the European Union published today the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector. These BAT conclusions address a number of issues relevant for all chemical installations covered by the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED):

  2. 16 Mar 2016

    The 1st SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development will take place in Seville on Sept 28-30 aiming to take stock of the smart specialisation experience and assess its current state of the art both in terms of conceptual developments and practical implementation.

  3. 3 Mar 2016

    Stairway to Excellence (S2E) is calling for contributions to be presented at the forthcoming S2E national events or the final S2E conference.

  4. 26 Feb 2016

    A new website to monitor the pace of research and innovation within the EU is now online. It provides data and analyses at both national and EU level.

  5. 28 Jan 2016

    Seville, Rotterdam, Brno and Reggio Emilia will be the first four European cities to peer-review their cities' integrated urban development strategies. They will use the methodology developed by the Joint Research Centre for research and innovation Smart Specialisation strategies.

  6. 1 Dec 2015

    On 20 November 2015, the European Commission has adopted Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for the production of wood-based panels, following respective positives votes of the Regulatory Committee foreseen in Article 75 of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) 2010/75/EU. Wood-based panels are mainly used for furniture manufacture as well as in the construction and building sectors.

  7. 6 Jul 2015

    On 6 July, the JRC, together with the Directorate-General for the Environment presented some of the main findings from the development of an EMAS Sectoral Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice for the agriculture sector.

  8. 12 May 2015

    JRC research on digital economy and related topics contributed to the new Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy for Europe, launched by the European Commission on 6 May. JRC input included empirical evidence on R&D, innovation, cross-border e-commerce, copyright, intellectual property, venture capital, crowdfunding for research, entrepreneurship, eHealth, digital competence, data protection or employment.

  9. 10 Feb 2015

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) constitute one of the most discussed trends in Open Education in postsecondary education institutions.

    The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre (JRC-IPTS) is looking for collaborators to produce a large knowledge base for MOOC providers covering all relevant topics to analyse this phenomenon from a European perspective.

  10. 3 Nov 2014

    The Forward Thinking Platform, a network of foresight practitioners and an open space for discussing the future of agriculture and rural development and the implications for agricultural research, has recently produced a Glossary of Terms commonly used in Futures Studies. The Glossary aims to promote a ‘common language’ with regard Futures Studies of food, agriculture and rural development. Several JRC scientists co-authored the glossary, which was created with the support of the Global Forum on Agriculture Research (GFAR).